ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

Welcome to the Career site of the ICRC at Impactpool!

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was founded in 1863 and is a humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. The ICRC is a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate and is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and is one of the most widely recognized organizations in the whole world.

The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

Career at ICRC

Is your dream to work for the ICRC? Watch this video to get more insight into humanitarian career, different ICRC jobs and the roles and life of the ICRC staff in operational contexts.

 

ICRC is continuously seeking and recruiting staff, training them and developing their skills, to always be prepared to call on a sufficient number of qualified personnel to work in the operational contexts of the ICRC.

More than 2,000 people are currently on field missions for the ICRC across the globe, backed up by some 11,900 nationally employed and supported and coordinated by around 1,000 staff at Geneva headquarters.

Mandate 

The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Fundamental principles

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are sharing some fundamental principles:

  • Humanity: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
  • Impartiality: It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
  • Neutrality: In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
  • Independence: The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
  • Voluntary service: It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
  • Unity: There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in anyone country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
  • Universality: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

Apply

You will find all the ICRC’s opportunities at Impactpool, update your Impactpool profile to stay alerted when featured ICRC jobs are posted. However all applications must be submitted directly to the ICRC. Find information how to apply in the job advertisements. When sending your application, please indicate you find the opportunity at Impactpool.org.

Please note! ICRC are currently not accepting any applications due to a system update. We will have their updated job openings, available to apply for, back at Impactpool beginning of March.

Current jobs

AIROPS MANAGER
Mid/Senior

Logistics
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER IN THE FIELD
Mid/Senior

Paris
INTERPRETER
Level not specified

Languages
LOGISTICIAN SPECIALIST
Mid/Senior

Logistics
MEDICAL LOGISTICIAN
Level not specified

Logistics
OPERATING THEATRE NURSE
Level not specified

Health
ORTHO-PROSTHETIST
Level not specified

Health
WATER AND HABITAT ENGINEER
Mid level

Water / Sanitation / Habitat
PURCHASER
Level not specified

Logistics
VEHICLE FLEET MANAGER
Mid/Senior

Logistics
ICT ENGINEER SPECIALISED IN WIRELESS AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION
Mid level

Tashkent
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON LEBANON
Level not specified

Health
RUSSIAN SPEAKING WATER AND HABITAT ENGINEER
Mid level

Water / Sanitation / Habitat
ECONOMIC SECURITY DELEGATE
Level not specified

Economic / Food Security
FORENSIC SPECIALIST
Mid/Senior

Forensic science
NURSE IN CHARGE OF ICRC PERSONNEL IN THE FIELD
Level not specified

Health
NUTRITIONIST
Level not specified

Economic / Food Security
PRISON SYSTEMS ADVISER
Mid/Senior

Protection / Human Rights / IHL / Humanitarian Diplomacy / Detention
DEPLOYMENT LEADER FOR LOGISTIC PROJECT
Level not specified

Logistics
DEPLOYMENT OFFICER FOR LOGISTIC PROJECT
Mid/Senior

Logistics
WATER ENGINEERING BUYER
Level not specified

Logistics
DELEGATE IN CHARGE OF RELATIONS WITH POLICE AND SECURITY FORCES IN PAKISTAN
Level not specified

Armed forces / Police / Weapon Contamination 
ASSISTANT
Services and Support
Closes soon: 2017-04-30
Geneva
HOSPITAL PROJECT MANAGER
Mid/Senior

Health
LABORATORY SPECIALIST
Mid/Senior

Health
KURDISH INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR - BASED IN ERBIL
Level not specified

Protection / Human Rights / IHL / Humanitarian Diplomacy / Detention
BUSINESS ANALYST
Level not specified
Closes: 2017-05-07
Geneva
EMERGENCY ROOM (ER) SPECIALIST
Mid/Senior

Geneva
AGRONOMIST SOUTH SUDAN
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2017-04-30
Juba
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL SPECIALIST AT THE WEAPON CONTAMINATION UNIT
Mid/Senior

Geneva
ANAESTHETIST
Level not specified

Geneva